Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 304
All our water & Rations are "packed" on Mules led by Indians, once more as in Africa, mules shew their value, & why they are not used in the West especially in Scrub Country I can never understand. Paddle Steamer wrecked last night only a small one, but one of men greeted me this morning with –
"God is good, l ook on the beach"
regular Cornish Beachcombers who tho' under fire gather all wreckage -
Sent you a 10/- Paper Bank Note, issued especially for Payment of Soldiers – if you have to subscribe to anything you could Raffle